12 February, 2023
FIVE properties will go under the hammer if their owners do not pay outstanding rates and charges to Mareeba Shire Council.
Under the Local Government Act, councils can sell properties if rates and charges have not been paid for three years or more.
Councils only take the action if property owners refuse to pay up or make a financial arrangement with council to clear the debt. Mareeba Shire will issue notices to property owners by 7 February with a due date of 8 May.
If owners do not respond, auction notices will be issued by 10 July and the auction will take place on 25 July.